Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC

Phone and Virtual Consults

Do you want my help with lactation, but you don’t live in my area of Massachusetts?  You’re in luck!  I do virtual consults for families that don’t need face-to-face care. Whether you’re looking to induce lactation, plan for baby’s arrival, get ready to start pumping or returning to work, or weaning, we can “meet” and craft a detailed plan that takes your health history and unique circumstances into account. 

All virtual consults take about one hour and can be conducted either over the phone or via a HIPAA compliant video chat program.

Please note that most health insurance plans, including Aetna, will NOT cover phone or video consults.  

Virtual appointments (phone or video) are available for: 

Personalized breastfeeding, chestfeeding or lactation education.  Includes a complete health history and discussion of how your health or anatomical concerns may affect your milk supply or baby’s ability to nurse well.  Perfect for first timers AND experienced parents who want a different experience the second time around!

One week of email/text/phone follow-up is included.  Each additional week of follow-up is $25 and available via subscription.

This consult is perfect for non-gestational parents who would like to breastfeed, chestfeed and/or produce milk for their baby.  Perfect for adoptive parents and LGBTQI+ families.  Includes a custom written plan for inducing lactation that takes your health history and unique family into account.

One week of email/text/phone follow-up is included.  Each additional week of follow-up is $25 and available via subscription.

Take (some of) the stress out of going back to work!   We will discuss how and when to start pumping, how much milk you need in your freezer stash, and how much milk to send with baby every day.  This consult includes a customized pumping plan that takes your work and childcare schedules into account.

One week of email/text/phone follow-up is included.  Each additional week of follow-up is $25 and available via subscription.

We’ll have a guilt-free discussion on how best to wean your baby (whether you’re looking to night wean, day wean or fully wean… or some other combination!) with love and care.  You’ll receive a customized weaning plan that takes your unique family into account to make the process as smooth and healthy as possible.

One week of email/text/phone follow-up is included.  Each additional week of follow-up is $25 and available via subscription.

Rachel is an in-network provider for Aetna for all lactation services

Rachel is an in-network provider for Aetna for all lactation services

Rachel is located in Sudbury, Massachusetts and her service area for in-home breastfeeding help includes the following towns:

Acton, Ashland, Concord, Framingham, Hudson, Lincoln, Lexington, Maynard, Marlborough, Natick, Sudbury, Stow, Wayland, Waltham, Wellesley and Weston

clients outside this area will incur a .50/mile travel fee